Dec 16, 2012 3:00am PST
. >>> in a few hours, people here in newtown, connecticut, will head to church services to seek comfort and mourn the loss of so many of their loved ones. their friends, family members and many people they have known for so many years. we now know 12 girls and 8 boys were shot to death inside sandy hook elementary school. all of them were either 6 or 7 years old. among them, was emily parker. her father says she could light up a room and was an exceptional artist who always carried around markers and pencils to draw for anyone. her dad said he dwav her a kiss the last time he saw her alive. six adults lost their lives in that tragic shooting. that includes 47-year-old principal dawn hochsprung who was married and had two daughters and three st stepdaughters. one parent said hochsprung was always smiling. and school sipsychologist mary sherlach loved to garden. they will miss her terribly and take comfort knowing she had achieved that dream. the gunman also took the life of a 27-year-old first grade teacher who is being hailed around the world for her bravery. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound
Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
and that was our last conversation. and then being the wife of such a public man, my morning cou ii mourning could not stay private and i understand that. and i had to plan a memorial that was worthy of such a public man, and that imposed its own stresses. but at the same time, it was a balm, reassuring to me to have discovered that richard had touched so many lives around the world and letters kept pouring in and i red each one. but in reading those letters, decided that i really couldn't stay in our home and in our city of new york if i wanted to get on with my life and that's when it took me to paris. paris is at the heart of this love story because for whatever reason every happy moment in high life seems to have taken place in paris. >> you say in the book what was i if not part of a couple. you are no longer part of mrs. richard holbrooke. >> i don't think i would have discovered really who i am and my strength if i can say that if i had just sailed through life as mrs. holbrooke. >> kati, what do you hope readers will get from this book? >> that there is life after loss. here's the lesson.
Dec 16, 2012 4:00am PST
, as well, who are just joining us right now. newtown is mourning. there is no question about that. the entire nation is reeling from what is happening here. people gathering in vigils and services to find some sort of comfort and pay tribute to those who lost their lives all too soon. we'll bring you some of those images and show you the names and ages of the 20 children and 6 adults who died at sandy hook elementary school. ♪ >> just a tragic, tragic situation for the teachers, the principals and those angels. that's all i can think about are those angels. ♪ >> i mean, when things happen to your children and to other people's children. i can't look at my children's faces now without seeing the faces of every one of their schoolmates. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> so unbelievably sad. those images so, so unbelievably powerful. for more information on how you can help those affected by this shooting, you can go to cnn.com/impact. the holidays are here and we're here with cyreeta talking about the walmart low price guarantee. that's your receipt from another store? it is! let's put it to the t
Dec 15, 2012 3:00am PST
there was a large ceremony to mourn the victims lost. we're awaiting a news conference here at 8:00 a.m. eastern time in connecticut where authorities are expected to release the names of the children and adults killed at the sandy hook elementary school. 26 people killed there, 20 children, 6 adults, the mother of the victim also found dead at a separate location. i want to check in now with nick valencia in the cnn newsroom. one of them, the school principal. nick, what do we know about her? >> good morning, john. as you mentioned, i'm here at the cnn center in atlanta where we're working on gathering the latest information on the victims of this horrible tragedy, the connecticut school shooting. as you mentioned, 47-year-old principal dawn hochsprung, described as the kind of person you would want educating your kids, john. she was a very involved educator with memorable enthusiasm according to those that knew her. she spent her entire career rising through the ranks of the connecticut school system, teaching in small communities where she was a fixture in schools before coming to sandy hook.
Dec 15, 2012 4:00am PST
. more than 1,000 people gathered here where i am to grieve together, to be together, to mourn those lost. so many of the people here, though, asking questions, not just questions about what happened and why, but what to do next. parents, teachers, an entire nation right now still struggling to grasp how a gunman could take so many innocent lives at an elementary school. an elementary school. so how do you talk to your child? your child about what happened? our lisa sylvester spoke to some experts. >> reporter: if there's an image that sums up this story, it is this. any parent out there can relate. psychiatrist charles razen with the university of arizona's college of medicine. >> how do you wrap your mind around something like this? with a good deal of heart break and with the understanding it's going to take a while and that there will be people closely impacted by this who will never wrap their minds around this. human minds are not infinite. and this is -- this is now appearing to be probably the worst schoolyard catastrophe in history. and so there's going to be a huge long-term fal
Dec 23, 2012 3:00am PST
will give a sense of comfort. >>> people packed a church to mourn the victims of friday's shooting rampage. more than 250 people were at a vigil last night. a 44-year-old man shot and killed three people at three different crime scenes while driving through blair county. police killed the gunman in a shootout. the investigation still ongoing. >>> well, "time" magazine named president barack obama their much-anticipated person of the year for 2012, but another world leader that snagged the number one spot in "time's" reader poll with 5.6 million votes and here to tell us who it is. nadia. >> well, he's the world youngest leader and appointed by his father and he's none other than the leader of north korea, kim jong-un. >> he is pretty controversial, how did he win out against all these other people in a reader poll? >> "time" magazine itself will tell you it's not a very scientific poll, but he won even over jon stewart. jon stewart is only second. but i think there was a little bit of humor in the vote. >> speaking of humor, "the union i union" named kim jong-un, but the chinese government